Amanda Palmer, and poetry and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev…and cupcakes.

Alright my lovelies, two weeks ago Amanda Palmer wrote a poem for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, titled A Poem For Dzhokhar, then published it on her blog, you can read it here

http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20130421/

The internet freaked out, as it does, and said, wow, not only is that way “too soon” but it is a terrible poem. Then she was like, No its not, its a great poem, I’m Amanda Palmer! Then some actual poets spoke up and said actually its “a really really bad poem.” So the incredible Daphne Gottlied(actual poet) decided to bring some of us together and had each take a line from said terrible poem, to write a poem of our own, reacting to either Miss Palmer, the poem, the Boston Tragedy, or what happens when celebrities try to push themselves into a national tragedy.

SO WE DID IT!, 23 poems by 23 real poets all in one book titled  POEMS FOR AMANDA

HERE’S HOW YOU GET A COPY:

Donate some money to the people who were harmed by the tragedy that happened when the fertilizer plant exploded in Texas, shoot me an e-mail with your proof of donation to baruchporras@gmail.com and I’ll send you a PDF of the book! (we poets like to save trees) This is a great collection!! I love the pieces, and you get to read my poem!   AAAAAaaaand If you’re wondering why a poetry book based on the Boston/Amanda Palmer tragedy is looking for donations for Texas? That’s easy–Boston is rolling in donations and the people who were harmed by the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18 still need help. So donate today here

https://www.wacofoundation.org/tabid/174/default.aspx?tp=1000&fn=west%2C+texas+disaster+relief+efforts+fund

and get your copy of Poems for Amanda!

Which includes poetry by

GEOFF KAGAN TRENCHARD
RACHEL BROD
BLYTHE BALDWIN
SEAN PATRICK MULROY
RYK MCINTYRE
CYNTHIA FRENCH
KAREN GARRABRANT
BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ
PHIL WEST
ERIN NICHOLE HANDY
JUSTIN BAGNALL
DAPHNE GOTTLIEB
GABE MOSES
BRIAN  S. ELLIS
TONY BROWN
MISSY DUGAN
RACHEL KANN
LORI SELKE
MORRIS STEGOSAURUS
CAROLINE RYDER
SAM SAX
STEVEN SCHWARTZ and JACKIE SIMMONS

My poem is titled Amanda and Dzhokhar or Bunny World From Drowning. Cupcakes. and I can’t wait for you guys to read it.

Peace and Pancakes.

Baruch

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